Hughes prepares emergency networking services for hurricane season

Hughes Network Systems, LLC said it has announced the availability of Hughes Emergency Solutions to help businesses and government offices prepare for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially began June 1.

The satellite solutions, which include emergency response, continuity of operations, and network restoration, offer path-diverse options for agencies and businesses to maintain broadband connectivity, even when disaster strikes.

Researchers at Colorado State University have forecasted a slower than usual season with nine named storms, however, CSU anticipates three hurricanes will make landfall and one will be a major storm with winds over 110 mph.

With years of experience in disaster recovery, Hughes has developed a list of basic steps to help government agencies, enterprises and small businesses stay connected during and after a hurricane:

Have a back-up generator, corded phone and plenty of batteries on hand to keep your technology running, even if the electrical grid goes down.

Subscribe to a resilient, high-speed network service, such as satellite broadband, so that decision-makers and emergency operators can stay connected even if terrestrial networks fail.

Back-up information frequently and store the data in a safe, secure and dependable facility. Since data may be lost due to flooding, consider storing it at an off-site location.

However, when significant flooding or windy conditions cause operations to cease, Hughes´ solutions ensure uninterrupted communications connectivity for businesses and government:

Hughes Network Systems, LLC is the world´s provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, visit www.hughes.com.

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